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Author Dosch, Hans Günter.

Title Beyond the nanoworld : quarks, leptons, and gauge bosons / Hans Günter Dosch
Published Wellesley, Mass. : AK Peters, [2008]
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Description 1 online resource (xii, 282 pages) : illustrations
Contents The heroic time -- The great leap forward -- Up by their own bootstraps -- Composite elementary particles -- On the path to the standard model -- The standard model of particle physics -- Storm clouds or the dawn of a new physics?
Summary "Beyond the world of atoms, at distance scales smaller than the smallest nuclei, a new world comes into view, populated by an array of colorful elementary particles: strange and charmed quarks, muons and neutrons, gluons and photons, and many others, all interacting in beautifully intricate patterns." "Beyond the Nanoworld tells the story of how this new realm was revealed. From the first discoveries of a subatomic structure to the present-day hunt for the Higgs particle, the reader is invited to follow the twin branches of experimental and theoretical developments as they evolved through the twentieth century, culminating in the most successful physical theory of all time: the standard model of particle physics."--Jacket
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 277-278) and index
Subject Particles (Nuclear physics) -- History -- 20th century
Particles (Nuclear physics)
SCIENCE -- Physics -- Quantum Theory.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1439865213